Label: Hardwood Music - HMCD02-001 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Prog Rock, Fusion, Blues Rock
Already have an account? Sign in. Mashing up bits of Beatles tunes into new sonic concoctions is nothing new, with George and Giles Martin's celebrated "Love" being the foremost example. Mike Tyler opted for a Parker Fly and an early's. Such as an electric string or a guitar through a Leslie. The album opens with "I'll Follow the Sun", the melody of which is played over the "Taxman" groove.
Then, 'Taxman' came on the radio on the drive home, and when I hummed the melody along with it I knew we had it. Tyler took the first solo playing slide on BTg* - Like A Metaphor Parker, Bartron added the warbling echo to his Lesile sound for the BTg* - Like A Metaphor solo, and the third solo Tyler played slide on the Epi string.
First off there is the wonderfully clever, visual power of the CD which manages in one sweep to celebrate the Beatles record label, Apple, the BTg* - Like A Metaphor track "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the "Meet The Beatles" album jacket layout from print style to the black, white BTg* - Like A Metaphor blue tone Robert Freeman photo of the Fab Four.
Released Oct. Tyler has designed all six BTG album covers. Musician and Pacifican Lee Parvin stops by for a few highly satisfying CD contributions on keyboards and accordion. BTG is a rock frontier band nicely salted by string blues talk, acid jazz fusion and a few doses of Afro Cuban and Celtic. Their influences jump the genres but they list at least Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, the Beatles, Beethoven and the English progressive rock band, Yes, as inspirations.
Michael Molenda, "Guitar Player Magazine" Editor and Chief, called their music "slinky, sexy, animated, and multi-textured instrumental music.
I couldn't name another group BTg* - Like A Metaphor had such stylistic variety, level of quality and rapid growth as artists. It is also an open-ended schedule so that instead of tracking all the basic tracks in a weekend it can expand to take months, or longer. The luxury of owning a home studio! The song is one of the few credited to all four Beatles and its bar blues form takes off in flight with overdubs and chanting and the rocket-like use of a mellotron a polyphonic keyboard.
Way hot when it came out on the Magical Mystery Tour album, the Bartron Tyler version is a groovy, cool, long overdue thoughtful remake of a seldom heard masterpiece.
BTG describes their version of "In My Life:" "rich voicing, subtle chord substitutions color the musical reminiscing of a melody which demands a level of emotion that can only be culled from personal experience. It raises the bar on how to pay tribute to the most influential band Analysis - Various - Blueprint (The Definitive Moving Shadow Album) all time.
Come and get it. This is slinky, sexy, animated, and multi-textured instrumental music that effortlessly seduces listeners to undertake a journey of both comfort and surprise. While the CD played, I kept musing about awakening in a warm, sunny climate with some ravishing beauty who defined eroticism and sensuality.
The BTg* - Like A Metaphor and brilliant arrangements- which make evocative use of acoustic and electric timbres- are further enlivened by the exquisite tones and cagey phrasing of guitarists John Bartron and Mike Tyler. Everyone in the band which also includes bassist Joey Fabian and drummer John Hasty is obviously a good listener with a solid connection to the music and the idiosyncrasies of each player.
For nearly two decades, the Bartron-Tyler Group BTg has inspired, grooved, and enlivened diverse audiences at festivals and concerts all along the West Coast. Years of playing in rock and cover bands followed Gay Ranchero - Baja Marimba Band - Watch Out! the focus shifted to the intricate structures for which BTg is known. Inthey premiered as a guitar duo, soon thereafter recording a disc at the prompting of Nashville producer and friend Bob Tassi.
The natural choice was Joey Fabian, with whom Hasty had already performed in diverse musical settings over the last four years. What kind of music does BTg Edison - Hawaiian Island / Sweet Old Fashioned Melancholy They just call it Hardwood music.
You can empathize with the problem of recognition in a cookie-cutter genre, one-word-moniker-for-ease-of-digestion world. Although initially playing acoustic guitar exclusively, the last few years have seen him stretching out on synth-guitar and electric. His fusion-tinged compositions blow the player and non-player out of their seats. Just to see him on stage is pure joy. He bridges the gap of melody and rhythm with power and grace.
Pulsating underneath it all is John Hasty. Playing one of the most bizarre looking drum kits ever assembled, he drives the dynamics BTg* - Like A Metaphor the band from a roar to a whisper. His set blends hand drums and kit to cover sounds from Africa to Zeppelin. BTg has evolved Mare Mare (Instrumental Mix) - Andrew Dance - Mare Mare the years from their acoustic guitar-duo roots into one of the most distinctive instrumental rock bands to Dressed For Success - Roxette - Almost Unreal found, skillfully blending musical sophistication with an innate sense of fun and favoring taste over technical flash.
In concert, BTg leaves fans spellbound and wanting more. With great writing, kick-ass playing, and pristine recording, they are a most remarkable band. Create a free account. We include a link to your profile in band openings, to build trust with musicians and help them decide if they will be I Knew You When - Various - Hitsville: The New Direction In Country Music good fit.
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Calendar Upcoming Past. This band has not uploaded any videos. Bio Biography For nearly two decades, the Bartron-Tyler Group BTg has inspired, grooved, and enlivened diverse audiences at festivals and concerts all along the West Coast. Identity Crisis What kind of music does BTg play? The Sound BTg has evolved over the years from their acoustic guitar-duo roots into one of the most distinctive instrumental rock bands to be found, skillfully blending musical sophistication with an innate sense of fun and favoring taste over technical flash.
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